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Leopold American Small Batch Whiskey 750ml

NV Leopold American Small Batch Whiskey [click image to zoom]
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A traditional sour mash recipe of corn and rye is fermented at lower temperature than usual, without the aid of refrigeration. Fermentation takes more time this way, but results in a softer whiskey which develops subtle flavors such as vanilla, pear, rock candy, and raspberry.

Unlike modern day continuous stills that flash boil the mash in a few seconds, Leopold Brothers take an entire day to distill the mash in a small batch copper pot still to extract fuller and rounder flavors from the corn and rye. This is a very important step that is no longer part of any major American whiskey distiller’s production regime. The difference between boiling corn and rye mash for a few seconds and six hours can be likened to the difference between slow roasting a pig on a spit, and simply cooking it in a conventional oven. Both add heat, true, but the lengthy boil will extract flavors that cannot be replicated in a continuous still which simply flash boils the mash.

After distilling this flavorful result a second time to refine and focus the flavors, we barrel the whiskey at 98 proof, a common practice in the 1800s, rather than at the post-Prohibition, Industrial Age standard of 125 proof. This enables more whiskey to come into contact with the barrel, allowing the mild brown sugar and molasses notes that come from the charred barrels to shine through.

When you pop the cork, you will immediately notice the unmistakable aromas of corn and rye that were the hallmarks of many of the traditionally distilled pre-Prohibition whiskies. We hope you enjoy this whiskey as much as we enjoyed crafting it.

- Distiller's Notes

Producer: Leopold Brothers
Website: www.leopoldbros.com


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Country: United States

Region: Colorado

Type: American Whiskey
Hard hit by Prohibition, for decades American Whiskey has been primarily thought of as a Southern staple rather than a world class spirit. Now whether you're looking for a Rye, Bourbon, or even a Single Malt, you'll find a large range from a number of distilleries, from North to South and from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts.